Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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PasadenaSue Today, I will be honest and clear in all my communication.

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Appreciate life. Thank you 43Things friends!

943 had this as their motto “Today is the most important day of my life”. I copied it when I saw it because it is true. All we really have is today, right now, this minute. It’s easy to forget this, and I had for several years while my life spiraled out of control.

However I was lucky to get my focus back. Thanks in part to all you wonderful people on 43Things. :) You are my conscience, my confidants, my cheering squad when I need one, my gentle critics, and my source of inspiration. I love reading about your goals, how you accomplished them, what you are thinking, and reading the comments you send to each other. It has really helped me find my feet again. I thank all of you for that.

The reason for this post started out as a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch. He passed away unexpectedly yesterday. He was instrumental in starting a choir at work – yes, even geeks can sing. :) My friends had joined and spoke very highly of how he treated people and how he inspired them. I am going to join the choir in September. His legacy will continue, however it is more difficult without him to lead the way.

It’s more than that. Life is a gift that we often take for granted. I get up, go to work, do the same things in a “trance”, and at the end of the day wonder where my life went. And every day the news reminds us that other people are not as fortunate. I want to focus on the positive things in life, things I can control, and learn from the negative but not dwell on it.

With as much appreciation, love, and gratitude as I can put into words I want to thank every one of you on 43Things for making my world a much better place!

Peace.



Comments:

Manleen Copeman is back!

Thank you for that beautiful post

It’s true. When we lose someone close to us, we realize how fragile, and precious life is.

kmom2468 is trying to Be The Blessing!

Thank YOU

Continued Blessings!

PasadenaSue Today, I will be honest and clear in all my communication.

Thank you kmom2468!

I jut read what I wrote last August, and my words ring as true today as when I wrote them. Thank you for the blessings and the reminder!

I hope you get as much out of 43Things as I have! Cheers!


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